Category Archives: Tyre Development

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S Set For January Launch

It was announced this month that Michelin are planning on launching the all new Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tyre in January 2017. Designed to deliver an unbeatable performance for top of the range sports cars and high performance saloons, the Michelin … Continue reading

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New Silent Core technology to reduce tyre noise for Falken

It has been announced this month that Falken Tyre, working with their parent company Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI), are set to launch a newly developed solution to tackling tyre noise – called Silent Core. This new technology is capable of … Continue reading

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Pirelli Next Gen Tyres Will ‘Speak’ To Your Car

Pirelli’s next generation of tyres will speak to your car, providing instant data on the condition and available level of grip – essentially turning the whole tyre into a live sensor. Maurizio Boiocchi, Pirelli’s general manager for technology, recently spoke … Continue reading

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Rice Harvest Waste Going Into Making Greener Tyres

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has developed a process in which rice husk waste can now be put to use in a new generation of fuel-efficient tyres. In the USA, Goodyear this week announced their new programme to use … Continue reading

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A Quick Look at How Tyres Are Made

The tyre making process can be long and complicated. Today a large part of the production is completed by machines; however the industry is still heavily dependent on skilled workers who are required to assemble the individual components of a … Continue reading

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The Use of Nano Technology in Tyres

According to a report from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Nanotechnology and Tyres: Greening Industry and Transport  which was published recently, “the use of new nanomaterials in tyre production could help foster the sustainability of the tyre … Continue reading

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The Technology Making Tyres Safer, More Effective and Greener

The emergence of Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) is an exciting area of the tyre industry. Since November 2012 all new vehicles produced have been required by law to be fitted with TPMS. Not only is this wave of technology … Continue reading

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New Falken Tyre – Falken Sincera SN832 Ecorun

Falken have recently announced the launch of their latest model, the Falken Sincera Sn832 Ecorun. The Falken Sincera SN832 Ecorun has been designed with improved fuel efficiency and increased wet performance in mind. In the first instance the new tyre … Continue reading

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New Dunlop Tyre – The StreetResponse2

Last week it was announced by Dunlop tyre that their latest model was set for release – the Dunlop StreetResponse2. Initially set to be available in rim size 13, 14 and 15 inches, the StreetResponse2 is said to provide motorists with a … Continue reading

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Yokohama & Kumho Announce R&D Alliance

Following on from their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 29 November 2013, the Directors at The Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd and Kumho Tire Co Inc. have announced they are to begin a “master technological alliance agreement”. In the recent announcement, … Continue reading

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